SFU researchers can now access BC Assessment (BCA) data

BC Assessment data (pilot)

SFU Library is participating in a pilot to enable SFU researchers to access BC Assessment (BCA) Data including value assessments and sales information for properties in British Columbia.

About the data

What databases are included?

  • Data Advice Files (XML format and CSV folio Themes) — complete and Revised Rolls, plus weekly updates
  • Commercial Inventory (TXT and CSV Formats) — complete report updated and issued quarterly
  • Residential Inventory (TXT and CSV formats) — complete report updated and issued quarterly
  • Permit Export (TXT format and CSV formats) — complete report updated and issued monthly

Additional file formats

And, thanks to a partnership with UBC Library, we're able to provide access to transformed versions of the Data Advice files. These transformed files are intended to make the large Data Advice files more accessible.

Each Data Advice file is converted to a series of CSV files and an SQLite database which includes the corresponding Commercial and Residential inventory extracts.

Who can access the data?

SFU Faculty may request access to the data and can use the data in course assignments under the terms of the agreement.

How to access the data?

To request BC Assessment data, contact us at data-services@sfu.ca.

Available now